Albany, NY – New York State Officials and Scientists have found the poison suspected of causing kidney failure in dogs and cats across the country and killing at least 16. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Stockbridge, MA – Massachusetts residents are in the process of closing their annual town meeting warrants. Among those petitions Stockbridge is set to discuss is whether impeachment proceedings should be brought against President Bush and Vice President Cheney. More from WAMC's Carrie Saldo;
Kingston, NY – Rape is a documented problem in United States prisons. The 2003 Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act set out guidelines for governmental control of the problem - but implementation is going slower than scheduled. To encourage lawmakers and prison officials to crack down on rape issues, advocacy group Stop Prisoner Rape released a study today that links prison rape with prisoners serving time for drug charges. WAMC's Julia Taylor reports.
Kingston, NY – The Hudson Valley is the fastest-growing region of New York State, according to U.S. Census Bureau Data that came out yesterday. That reflects a trend across the region of growing bedroom communities. WAMC's Julia Taylor has a roundup of the population data in the Northeast.
Boston, MA – More history was made in Massachusetts State Government this week . Two months after the state's first black governor, Deval Patrick, was sworn into office, a woman was picked for the first time to lead one of the chambers of the state legislature. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..
Westfield, MA – A new study finds professors at the nine Massachusetts State Colleges are underpaid when compared to their peers in other states. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Albany, NY – It's the first Vox Pop Gardening show of 2007! Host Susan Arbetter welcomes Larry Sombke of BeautifulEasyGardens.com, and Fred Breglia, Director of Horticulture and Operations at the Landis Arboretum.
Albany, NY – The New York Civil Liberties Union believes Rensselaer County Sheriff Jack Mahar is violating First Amendment Rights by restricting media access to prisoners. Attorneys representing two of those prisoners disagree. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.